The updates specifically enhance value of the front runner Toyota RAV4 Cruiser variations.
The late-year RAV4 modification means market top-seller Toyota has upgraded a staggering 13 designs in 2015. Hence, it has released, changed or restored vehicles representing three-quarters of its sales volume.
Toyota Rav4 2016
So just what's new on the 2016 Toyota RAV4?
Exterior changes include a bolder-looking front end consisting of a larger reduced grille and slimline LED projector headlights, plus revised LED daytime running lights.
Changed front and also back bumpers include 35mm to the RAV4's general length while brand-new wheel arch mouldings as well as rocker panels develop the sides and add to an extra running profile.
New wheel designs for the mid-range GXL and state-of-the-art Cruiser as well as a conventional shark fin antenna additionally include. The GXL goes up from a 17-inch alloy to an 18-inch black alloy.
There are also three brand-new colours: Crimson mica metallic (replacing Wildfire), Hazel and Blue Treasure.
Inside, the RAV4's cabin is claimed to be quieter thanks to expanded insulation protection and thickness.
There is brand-new matt black trim with contrasting silver accents. The centre console has actually been redesigned so the front mug owner could suit mugs with takes care of. A 12-volt device outlet in the 2nd row (along with two in the front) and also a sunglasses-holder have also been included.
The GXL as well as Cruiser gain a new two-dial instrument collection with a 4.2-inch colour TFT screen. The GXL is currently fitted with an electrochromatic rear-view mirror, while the RAV4 Cruiser's interior, including its 'leather-accented' seats, can be specified in black, tan or beige depending on the outside colour.
Toyota claims the trip convenience and vehicle driver involvement have been boosted with procedures including "a much more inflexible back body covering that contributes to higher driving stability and also boosted trip quality".
Shock absorbers and also coil springs have actually been modified to offer a "flatter, even more comfortable ride as well as to boost straight-line security". It's worth noting that we have criticised the RAV's ride top quality in the past compared with competitors.
There's some new safety and security tech featured also. Requirement on the now much better-value Cruiser and optional on the GXL (for $2500) is a pack showcasing a pre-collision system with onward crash caution and self-governing emergency brakes, lane separation alert, automatic high beam of light and also radar cruise ship control.
There's additionally a blind-spot display with back cross-traffic sharp and front auto parking sensors. Trailer persuade control also features, though stopped trailer capacity stays meagre (1500kg for the petrol and also 1200kg for the diesel).
In spite of all this stuff being added to the Cruiser, the petrol variation is actually $500 more affordable compared to previously.
Engines are unchanged, though the diesel version currently comes with a NOx-saving particle filter. The base 2.0-litre front-drive versions have 107kW/187Nm on tap and usage either a six-speed handbook or CVT.
The mid-level 2.5-litre with AWD has 132kW/233Nm as well as is six-speed-auto only, while the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel has 110kW/340Nm as well as gets the option of six-speed auto or hands-on gearboxes.
Costs for automated gas designs have been held or lowered in spite of the renovations while hand-operated variations have bordered up $500. Prices for the turbo-diesel variations have actually risen in between $1000 as well as $2000.
We touched on Toyota's impressive year of updates earlier. Over the past YEAR we have seen a huge Camry redesign, an all-new HiLux, and an updated Corolla hatch.
Toyota additionally introduced the Fortuner and updated the Prado as well as 200 Series LandCruiser, as well as the Aurion, Prius C, Prius V, HiAce bus and also van, and also the Coaster bus.
These updates cover vehicles with mixed sales of regarding 150,000 systems YTD-- about 15 per cent of the overall Australian vehicle market.
The RAV4 this year accounts for 16,805 of Toyota's sales, making it the business's 4th most popular model after the Corolla, Camry as well as HiLux. It sits 2nd in the tool SUV segment behind the Mazda CX-5 (23,219) as well as just ahead of the Nissan X-Trail (16,737).
2016 Toyota RAV4 rates (plus on-road prices):
2WD 2.0 petrol
GX manual — $27,990 (+$500)
GX auto — $29,990
GXL manual — $31,990 (+$500)
GLX auto — $33,990
AWD 2.5 petrol
GX auto — $32,990
GXL auto — $36,990
Cruiser auto — $44,490 (-$500)
Diesel 2.2 diesel
GX manual — $35,990 (+$2000)
GX auto — $37,990 (+$1500)
GXL manual — $39,990 (+$2000)
GXL auto — $41,990 (+$1500)
Cruiser auto — $49,490 (+$1000)